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k May 30, 1861. Robert E. Lee, to rank June 14, 1861. J. E. Johnston, to rank July 4, 1861. G. T. Beauregard, to rank July 2r, 1861. Braxton Bragg, to rank April 12, 1862. To explain even more fully the position taken by Mr. Davis in assigning the abovenamed officers to their relative rank, the following extract is taken from Destruction and reconstruction by General Richard Taylor. He writes: Near the close of President Buchanan's administration, in 1860, died General Jessup, Quartermaster-General of the United States Army; and J. E. Johnston, then Lieutenant-Colonel of Cavalry, was appointed to the vacancy. Now the Quartermaster-General had the rank, pay, and emoluments of a Brigadier-General; but the rank was staff, and by law this officer could not exercise command over the troops unless by special assignment. When, in the spring of 1861, the officers in question entered the service of the Confederacy, Cooper had been Adjutant-General of the United S